Centrolene peristictum (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Centrolene > Species: Centrolene peristictum

Centrolenella peristicta Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 45. Holotype: KU 118051, by original designation. Type locality: "Tandapi, 1460 m, Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador".

Centrolene peristictumRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 20.

English Names

Tandapi Giant Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Dappled Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 44). 


At elevations of 1780 to 1820 m on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia south to northern Pacific Andean slopes at 1380 to 2255 m, Pichincha Province, Ecuador.


In the Centrolene peristictum group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 6, suggested that this species is almost indistinguishable from Centrolene lynchi, and warranting further study. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2005, Check List, 1(1): 18, provided a discussion of the range and new Ecuadorian localities. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 57-58, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 210. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 44–45, provided an account for Ecuador. 

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